no_desk wrote:Hey, quick question if theres anyone still answering questions in here. Whats the breakdown in terms of living situations, do most people have roommates or not? Obviously older students with families and stuff wouldn't, but other than that what's the general situation? I'm coming from a city that is significantly more expensive than Durham and essentially required you to have one or two if you weren't making 6 figures, so the lower cost of living and rent I'm seeing have thrown my initial plans off and have me considering getting a 1br on my own. I just can't help but worry that my natural inclination to be a homebody is going to end up in some self-created social isolation, since I've always had a roommate in the past. Just looking through the places I've seen mentioned in here, and it looks like whether I go 1 br or 2br, anything in the suggested places like Pinnacle Ridge and Alexan Garrett is going to be cheaper than what I'm coming from.
Probably just as many 1ls live alone as 1ls who live with roommates. I lived alone as a 1l. It literally only has upsides- can do whatever I want in the space and don't have to be considerate to someone else. Just don't be anti-social and you will be fine. But if you are anti-social to begin with, then it doesn't matter if you have roommates or not, your social life will struggle.
Edit: also, don't live in pinnacle ridge. Its a shit hole.